Back in the 1920s to the 1950s, aprons were beautiful and styled with the utmost feminine details. Most of us have memories that are fondly associated with our mothers or grandmothers wearing their aprons while they lovingly prepared meals and goodies.
The apron has been symbolic of servanthood regardless of who wears it, where it’s worn, or what style it is.
The Beauty Of Servanthood
A woman that desires to serve others resonates beauty both inward and outward. Having that passion to serve not only changes the perspective towards other people, but it changes us dramatically because we are touched by God’s love.
Jesus was committed to serving others even giving His life up for us so that we may have everlasting life. That is the ultimate example of servanthood.
“For even the Son of man came not to be served but to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
As Christian women, we are called to use our freedom to serve others in love. This is especially true when hard times hit for someone. This enables us to be intentional in our approach to help so that we may glorify God in our desire to be a servant.
“For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13
It’s difficult to serve those who have hurt us, mistreated us, are mean-spirited, or someone that does not know Christ as their savior. Serving someone we love and know is easy but being able to share that same kindness to those we don’t know is hard.
Applying The Apron To Our Own Life
If we think of the apron as our armor of servanthood, we can apply it to our everyday living. Wearing our aprons give us the power to be adaptable to the situation we have been called to serve in.
Our apron will be present to serve as a reminder to be humble, not seeking for others to serve us, but for us to serve them. Keep your apron on, never take it off, and you will be prepared and ready to do carry out God’s work when needed.
Let The Apron Challenge You Sister
Let’s use the apron as a symbol that will take us from our personal comfort zones enabling us to be servants beyond our “safe boundaries.” Trust God to use you and help you to have the right attitude.
“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though He was God, He did not think equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, He gave up His divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave…” Philippians 2:5-7
Next time you come across one of your grandmother’s or mother’s beautiful aprons, hang it in your kitchen to serve as a reminder of how God desires us to be His servants to not only those we know and love, but to those who need it most…the lost and unloved.